Posted: 3 years ago

Cannes Lions Advertising Festival Canceled

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The advertising industry festival originally said it planned to move from June to October 26-30, but organizers have now decided to abandon the event altogether following the escalating global COVID-19 crisis. Cannes Lions will return June 21-25, 2021.

In a statement, Cannes Lions said: “As the impact from COVID-19 continues to be felt across the world on consumers and our customers across the marketing, creative and media industries, it has become clear to us our customers’ priorities have shifted to the need to protect people, to serve consumers with essential items and to focus on preserving companies, society and economies.